Events

Events indicate that a policy has been violated, meaning all of the policy conditions have been met for the set duration. In other words, events indicate that Metricly has detected anomalous behavior in one or more of the elements in your environment.

For example, if you create a policy for all EC2 elements with the condition CPU Utilization greater than 90% and a duration of 10 minutes, an event will be generated when an EC2 element’s CPU Utilization metric exceeds 90% for 10 consecutive minutes.

Event Categories

Event categories are user-assigned via the Policy Editor and associated with the severity of the event. Each event can be assigned one category. There are three color-coded categories that indicate the severity of the event.

Category Color Description
Info Blue The Info category indicates that a policy has been violated, but the anomalous behavior is not critical.
Warning Yellow The Warning category indicates that a policy has been violated, and there will likely be a more critical event in the future.
Critical Red The Critical category indicates that a policy has been violated, and the cause of the event should be addressed quickly.

Assigning an Event Category

  1. Open Policy Editor.
  2. Underneath the Policy’s name, in the Category drop-down menu, select Info, Warning, or Critical.
  3. After completing the remaining fields in Policy Editor, click Save.